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Our Kenmore dryer series 90 had a thermostat that wasn't functioning. We replaced both thermostats and reattached the heating element, hooked up the wires, and tested the power. It is running and no

Back of the dryer feels really hot when running. (Not sure if it always feels that way when running!)

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Check the overheat sensor on the rear panel (if there is one). A failed sensor can actually scorch the panel.

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If all of the components are reading ok then you need a timer. Touch your 2 leads together. 0 ohms rght. That means you have a complete circuit.If you get the 0 reading then the element must be otay. Bad timer. Take that fancy meater of yours and atttach one of them leads to the timer leg marked RH. Yank the wire off the terminal beore you test. Move the timer around. You should get the famous 0 reading along the way. If you don't then that means you have the bad timer.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer 110.64632300 won't heat up!

vent pipe kinked not letting heat away from dryer, check vent , or the thermostt stuck and not cycling heating element cycle off

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